"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31
The Essence of a Lady
Mrs. Margie Chestnut Evans, daughter of the late, Benjamin Franklin Chestnut & Cora Wilson; was born December 25, 1947, in Manhattan, New York. After the sudden passing of her beloved mother, Cora; Margie was brought to her family home in South Carolina, where she was raised by the late, Authur and Rebecca Walters. As a youth she received her formal education in the public schools of Colleton County. As she became an adult, Margie entered the workforce and worked throughout various places, but most recently as a housekeeper.
At a young age, she accepted God as her Savior, and became a member of New Jerusalem Holiness Church, under the leadership of the late Pastor Leonard Copeland. As time went on, she later became a member of the Ebenezer CME Church, under the leadership of Reverend Leon Drayton. Most recently, she was in fellowship with, “The Coming Again Jesus Christ Ministries of the Apostolic Faith, under the leadership of Pastor Mack Jones.
Finding love, Margie was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Mr. Pete Evans, of the Blue House Community in Yemassee.
Margie was a true “lady”. She enjoyed her family and did all she could for them, at any cost. Her other hobbies included sewing, cooking, playing cards, word puzzles, and watching all of her favorite shows on TV. She would often go shopping at her favorite stores, Roses and Dollar Tree; or you could find her fishing with her brother, Authur. Whatever it was, she did it with a heart of love.
On Friday, September 9, 2022, Margie departed from this earthly life, to enter her eternal home in glory. Along with her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by one son, Alphonso Chestnut; grandson Wendell V. Brown; brothers, Benjamin F. Chestnut, Jr. and Edward Chestnut; sister, Rose Chestnut Grant and half-brother, Edward Johnson.
Left on this side to cherish the essence of her life: loving children; Annelle Linette Hodges, John E. (Cynthia) Lewis, Jr., Evella Lewis Brown and Tamika (Scottie) Simmons: devoted companion, Anthony Holmes; sisters, Mary Francis Murray, Nettie Mae Bryant and Mary Ann Chestnut Taylor: half-sister, Cora Lee Johnson; brothers, Akbar Muhammad (Bernard), Bobby (Julia) Brown and Authur Walters, Jr.; special friend and riding buddy, Eulia Williams; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; along with a host of numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
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